One of the most decorated wrestlers in Truman history, Merrick Meyer, was enshrined into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in March as part of the 53rd championships in St. Louis.
Meyer was the 141-pound national champion in 2004 joining only Curd Alexander (1968) as Truman wrestlers to win individual titles. Meyer was a two-time All-American (2003, 2004), a four-time national qualifier and owns the Bulldog all-time career wins record with 130. He averaged more than 32 wins a season with a high of 34 in 2005.
Prior to Truman, Meyer had an outstanding high school career in Missouri going 158-7 and was a four-time state medalist finishing fifth, third and second twice in Class 4 at Francis Howell North High School.
Merrick’s college career record was 130-26 with more than half his victories resulting in bonus match points. He never lost a home match in Pershing Arena in his entire career, and he placed in every college
tournament in which he wrestled.
After graduating, Meyer joined The Boeing Company where he works in the International Business Finance Office. He returns to Truman every year with members of the Boeing team to talk about his college experience and recruit college graduates. Meyer lives in Wentzville, Mo., with his family.